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Pro SQL Server 2012 Practices
     

Pro SQL Server 2012 Practices

by Chris Shaw, Grant Fritchey, Carlos Bossy, Jeremy Lowell, Gail Shaw
 

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Pro SQL Server 2012 Practices is an anthology of high-end wisdom from a group of accomplished database administrators who are quietly but relentlessly pushing the performance and feature envelope of Microsoft SQL Server 2012. With an emphasis upon performance—but also branching into release management, auditing, and other issues—the book helps

Overview

Pro SQL Server 2012 Practices is an anthology of high-end wisdom from a group of accomplished database administrators who are quietly but relentlessly pushing the performance and feature envelope of Microsoft SQL Server 2012. With an emphasis upon performance—but also branching into release management, auditing, and other issues—the book helps you deliver the most value for your company’s investment in Microsoft’s flagship database system.

  • Goes beyond the manual to cover good techniques and best practices
  • Delivers knowledge usually gained only by hard experience
  • Focuses upon performance, scalability, reliability
  • Helps achieve the predictability needed to be in control at all times

What you’ll learn
  • Migrate to the new Extended Events framework for troubleshooting performance problems
  • Automate the tracking of key performance indicators such as available disk space, cpu utilization, index fragmentation, and more
  • Design performance into your database and its applications from the very beginning
  • Manage staged releases from development to test through to production
  • Diagnose resource and performance problems via dynamic management views
  • Analyze I/O patterns and plan reliably to obtain the performance you need
Who this book is for

Pro SQL Server 2012 Practices is aimed at SQL Server professionals who want to further their careers through expert-level practices in performance management, scalability, predictability, and security.

Table of Contents
  1. Jesper Johansen. Be Your Developer’s Best Friend
  2. Louis Davidson. Getting It Right: Designing for Database Performance
  3. Gail Shaw. Hidden Performance Gotchas
  4. Kellyn Pot’vin. Dynamic Management Views
  5. Mladen Prajdic. From SQL Trace to Extended Events
  6. Chris Shaw. The Utility Database
  7. Jason Strate. Indexing  Outside the Bubble
  8. TJay Belt. Release Management
  9. Jonathan Gardner. Compliance and Auditing
  10. Jes Borland. Automating Administration
  11. Wendy Pastrick. The Fluid Dynamics of SQL Server Data Movement
  12. Herve Roggero. Windows Azure Features for DBAs
  13. Jeremy Lowell. I/O: The Untold Story
  14. Bradley Ball. Page and Row Compression
  15. Glenn Berry. Selecting and Sizing the Server
  16. Grant Fritchey. Backups and Restores Using Availability Groups
  17. Carlos Bossy. Big Data for the SQL Server DBA
  18. Ben DeBow. Tuning for Peak Load

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781430247715
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
10/30/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
504
File size:
14 MB
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Meet the Author

Chris Shaw started his database career in 1993. He began by working with Lotus during his time in the Marine Corps. Following his time with the Marines, Chris continued working with databases for companies such as Wells Fargo, Pulte Mortgage, and Yellow Pages Inc. He later consulted with insurance companies, including Anthem Blue Shield and Admini Quest. Chris has been writing and speaking about SQL Server for over 15 years at events such as SQL Connections, PASS, and SSWUG Ultimate conferences. Chris was the Conference Director for SSWUG in 2008. Chris received the Microsoft MVP award in 2009, 2010, and 2011, and he just received his fourth MVP award in April 2012. He is the founding member of the Colorado Springs SQL Server User Group and presently is the Co-President. Chris has many featured articles on the SSWUG website, and he was a contributing author for SQL Server 2005 Bible (Wiley, 2006) and SQL Server MVP Deep Dives, Volume 2 (Manning Publications, 2011). Blogs, information, questions, quizzes, and interviews can be found at Chris blog site at http://chrisshaw.wordpress.com. He can also be reached on twitter at @SQLShaw or by email at Chris@sqlshaw.com.

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